Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Looking forward to Unusual Events in Toronto

First of all, Happy New Year's Eve and I hope you have a great 2020! The next decade brings excitement and adventure in the 416 with the very first day of the year bringing a chance to jump into an icy cold lake. I always look forward to the unusual events that happen, the out of the ordinary and just plain different. In Toronto, one of the best nights of the year is the annual Nuit Blanche art festival which happens on a Saturday night in late September or early October.

Nuit Blanche is always different, much like a box of chocolates, and the adventure is in finding the contemporary art spread throughout Toronto. This year Nuit happens on October 3rd from sunset to sunrise.

Some other interesting events are Kensington Market's Winter Solstice and the Night of Dread at Dufferin Grove Park, Winter Stations at Harbourfront and Woodbine Beach and some cool pop-ups.
No Pants Subway Ride: 20202015 Crowds of people wearing underwear ride on the subway. Jan 12, 2020.
World Naked Bike Ride2019201820172016 Environmental protest where hundreds ride naked in Toronto. Saturday in early June. June 13, 2020.
Toronto Le Dîner en Blanc (White Dinner): Secret location where people meet, dressed all in white, and eat their own meals. You have to bring everything including the folding table. Love the idea but I have never attended. Apparently there is a giant waiting list.
Night of Dread2019201820172016 More masks, puppets, parade and fire shows. Saturday near Halloween.
Nuit Blanche2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Thousands wander the streets of Toronto, all night long. Oct 3, 2020.
Winter Solstice in Kensington Market: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Masks, puppets, parade and fire shows. Dec 21, 2020.

Some of the great things that I always look forward to have disappeared over the years including Les Rues Des Refuses, which was the anti-Nuit Blanche event, and the Toronto Zombie Walk.

Events that sadly no longer happen:
Les Rues Des Refuses: 20162015, 20132011 Mobile raves, rope play and other exhibitions.
Zombie Walk: 2012, 20112010, 2009 special edition, 2009 The undead try to eat brains and then parade.
Icycle: 2014, 2012 Bike courier bicycle race on ice at Dufferin Grove Park.
Tweed Ride2011 Bicycle riders take to the streets in a group all wearing tweed and other old styles of clothes.

Come back as I add to the unusual event list.

Related Posts by Categories

Widget by Hoctro | Jack Book

No comments:

Doors Open

Scarborough Bluffs





Lake Ontario

Nathan Phillips Square